'Chewbacca Mom' Tells The AWESOME Side Of The Story You Haven't Heard

May 23, 2016May 23, 2016

If laughter is the best medicine, than the internet got a serious overdose last week. Texas stay-at-home mom Candace Payne donned her new Chewbacca mask in a Kohl's parking lot and sent herself and millions upon millions of Facebook users into hysterics.

If you have no idea what we're talking about, watch the video (reposted on YouTube) below:

The 4-minute clip set a Facebook record on Thursday, grabbing 50 million views in a single day, according to the UK Telegraph. As of early Monday afternoon, it had over 137 million views, according to her Facebook page. Not surprisingly, ABC News is reporting that the Chewbacca mask has now sold out.

But in an interview on "Good Morning America" today, Payne revealed an awesome side of the story we had not yet heard about how deeply her silly little video affected some people in an important way: